PBS NewsHour Weekend Previous Broadcasts

Hawaii's Homeless (Episode #702H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

During the past decade, Hawaii endured the highest rate of increase of any American state in its homeless population -- 38 percent -- according to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Hawaii's homeless problem also adds tremendous stress to the state's medical system, with so many homeless, who are usually uninsured or not enrolled in Medicaid, making regular trips to hospital emergency rooms. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports how Hawaii has begun to reverse it homeless trend by getting more homeless off the streets and into housing.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Obamacare Choices Whittle (Episode #701H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

The Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama and which took effect in 2013 mandated all Americans obtain health insurance, and for those that didn't have it, the ACA created a federal and state marketplaces, also known as exchanges. The system was designed to facilitate coverage for the self-employed, the uninsured and anyone without access to employer-provided insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. But after just a few years, big insurance companies like Aetna, Anthem, and United Health have pulled out of the marketplace. This year, only 57 percent of enrollees in state exchanges have a choice of three or more insurers, down from 85 percent last year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Enrollees in another five states have only one choice: take it or leave it. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker went to one of those states, Alabama, to find out the impact.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Episode #700H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

A new documentary "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" tells the story of Abacus Federal Savings Bank, a small, family-run bank in New York City's Chinatown. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Abacus became the only bank --in the United States to face criminal charges for mortgage fraud. The film is now playing in select theaters across the country and is scheduled to air on the PBS program "FRONTLINE." NewsHour Weekend's Saskia de Melker talked to the film's director, Steve James, who followed the Abacus case when it went to trial and how the family fought back.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Twitter and Tear Gas (Episode #699H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Social media has played a key role in organizing and getting protesters into the streets in the United States and countries all over the world in recent years, from the uprising in Iran in 2009 to the Arab Spring in 2011 to the post-election protests here in the U.S. With a single hashtag or a Facebook post, word of a march can spread like wildfire across the web. But as powerful as these tools can be, a new book, "Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest," argues there are also limits to how much digital technology can accomplish. NewsHour Weekend's Hari Sreenivasan spoke with its author Zeynep Tufekci.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Underemployment In America (Episode #698H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

While the unemployment rate is a good barometer for the health of the American economy, it tells us only about people who are actively looking for work or filing unemployment claims. Broader measurements of the labor market documented by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics are often left out of the headlines, like data showing "underemployment," which includes people not only out of work, but also people who are working part-time or fewer hours than they desire. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports on how the often unnoticed under-employed are struggling to be part of the American workforce.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Cambodian Land Grabs (Episode #697H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

This weekend, the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia is holding local elections that could weaken the grip of the ruling party of the last three decades. As Cambodia has shifted in that time from communism to capitalism, it has experienced consistently strong economic growth and a booming real estate market. But that development has fostered a feverish quest for land. As a result, an estimated three-quarters-of-a million Cambodians have been on the losing end of "land grabs" and evictions from places they farm or call home. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Kira Kay reports on this problem and how ordinary citizens are fighting back.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
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